we (the guest editors) are happy to announce that the Special Issue Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Music: Three Methodological Reflections of the
Journal of Mathematics and Music is now in print and electronically available at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tmam20/6/2
Journal of Mathematics and Music, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012
Special Issue: Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Music: Three Methodological Reflections
Guest Editors: Anja Volk and Aline Honingh
The Special Issue is dedicated to explicate and discuss methodological issues in the interdisciplinary research field of mathematical and computational approaches to music research. It arose from a lively panel discussion with Alan Marsden, Guerino Mazzola and Geraint Wiggins at the third International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music 2011 in Paris. The Issue presents methodological reflections of the three panelists on achievements, failures, challenges, and interdisciplinary perspectives of mathematical and computational approaches to music research. Each of the three position papers written by the panelists, based on questions posed by Anja Volk and Aline Honingh during the panel discussion, is commented in response articles by the other panelists in order to capture competing points of view. Thus the Special Issue presents controversial perspectives on the contribution of mathematical and computational approaches to music research, hopefully stimulating a broad debate on these issues within the growing community of interdisciplinary music research.
Examples of topics discussed:
- The precision of mathematics and computation versus the imprecision of humans
- What kind of theory is music theory—and what are the consequences for mathematical and computational approaches to music?
- The use of models and the issue of abstraction
- Envisioned perspectives for interdisciplinarity
The table of content can be downloaded here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17459737.2012.712354
The introduction providing an overview on the different topics of the discussion is freely available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17459737.2012.704154
It is planned that free access to all articles of the Special Issue will be granted to members of this email list soon via an online access token to be sent out.
Anja Volk and Aline Honingh